Man attacked by XL Bully found with injuries that could be 'life-changing'

A general image of an XL bully dog
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A man was found in a garden with "potentially life-changing injuries" after an XL Bully attack at the weekend. The victim was discovered with serious injuries in the garden of a residential property in Bristol on Sunday morning, June 2.

Emergency services responded to reports of the dog attack at around 11.25am in the Knowle area of the city. Avon and Somerset Police believe the dog is an XL bully breed, BristolLive reports.

The man was rushed to hospital for further treatment following the incident in Quilter Grove. While his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, they may be life-changing, police say.

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A woman was subsequently arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. She has been released on conditional bail. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the breed and registration of the dog.

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police told BristolLive: "We were called at about 11.25am yesterday morning (Sunday 2 June) to a dog bite incident in Knowle. It was reported a man had been injured in a garden of a residential property in Quilter Grove.

"His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening but are potentially life-changing and he remains in hospital. Police dog handlers subsequently attended the scene. The dog, which is at this time believed to be a registered XL bully, was sedated, seized and removed from the address.

“We'd like to reassure the public we do not believe there is any ongoing risk to public safety following this incident.

"A woman has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. She has since been released on conditional bail. Inquiries, including confirming the breed and registration of the dog, are ongoing."